european psychiatric association

2018 EPA MOOC : Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Our 4-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is now over.

With over 7.000 participants and more than 1.000 messages posted in the discussions, we thank all the participants who contributed to make this course a huge success.

This course was designed for professionals and students interested in mental health who wanted to gain a basic understanding of CBT, the psychotherapy with the strongest evidence base. The course curriculum allowed students to understand the varieties of CBT, their evolution, the application of CBT to various disorders, its key clinical features and the place of this important therapy in psychiatry today.

General information

  1. What does it cost ? The EPA MOOC is free and accessible to all.
  2. Do I have to be an EPA member to access it ? No, it is accessible to all registered participants, EPA members or not.
  3. Is there any pre-requisite to take this course ? No, there is no pre-requisite to take this online course.
  4. Will I get a certificate after the course ? Participants can receive a Certificate of Completion, delivered via email at the end of the MOOC, once they complete the 4-week training course and the 4 weekly quizzes.

Course outline

  1. Who is this course for ? The course is designed for all professionals and students interested in mental health and wishing to gain a basic understanding of CBT, the psychotherapy with the strongest evidence base.
  2. What will I learn ? This MOOC will allow you to understand the varieties of CBT, their evolution, the application of CBT to various disorders, its key clinical features and the place of this important therapy in psychiatry today.
  3. Who is directing the MOOC ? The Lead Instructor for this course is Dr. Stirling MOOREY, a Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT, for the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, at the King’s College London, UK. Along with Dr. Moorey, you will have the opportunity to watch interviews with international experts in the field of CBT.
  4. How does it work ? The EPA MOOC is divided into 4 Chapters, composed of between 4 to 8 lessons. For each chapter, you will have access to the videos and all the material related to that Chapter (recommended readings, a weekly quiz on the week’s topic, etc.).
  5. How long does it take ? The expected weekly time-commitment is of about 2-3 hours between the videos, the recommended readings and the weekly quiz at the end of the Chapter. However, you are completely free to plan your activities throughout the week whenever it is most suitable to you.

Meet our MOOC team

  • Lead Instructor: Dr. Stirling Moorey – Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT, for the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, at the King’s College London, UK
  • Co-Instructor: Suzanne Byrne – Course co-director in CBT, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at the King’s College London, UK
  • Invited experts:
    • Dr. Isaac Marks – Emeritus Professor at King’s College & Imperial College, London, UK
    • Dr. Deborah Cullen, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust London & King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), UK
    • Dr. Alice Kerr, Henry Wellcome Anxiety Disorders Research Team & King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), UK
    • Ms. Sophie Mayes, Grenfell health and wellbeing service Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) & King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), UK
    • Dr. Abigail Pain, Traumatic Stress Service South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, London & King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), UK
    • Ms. Sarah Worrall, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), UK
    • Dr. Steven D. Hollon, Ph.D. – Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology – Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN USA
    • Prof. David Kingdon – MD, FRCPsych, Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery, University of Southampton, UK
    • Dr. Herbert Steiner – MD MRCP MRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist (CBT) Clinical lead for primary care liaison psychiatry
    • Dr. Chris Williams – MBChB BSc MMedSc MD, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Honorary Fellow British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry University of Glasgow, and Director of Five Areas Ltd – helping you help yourself – UK

Stay tuned for more information about the next EPA Online course in 2019 !